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Now Trudeau has a racist lobster war in Nova Scotia...what to do ?


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15 hours ago, WestCanMan said:

1) It's not racism. It's fish schism.

2) Did they even fish for lobster before Columbus came? I'm not really a big believer that the FN should suddenly have new rights to do things that they never did traditionally. I'm not saying that they shouldn't be allowed to fish for lobster if they never did it before, they should just face the same restrictions as others if they just started in 1800.

Dangling your johnson in the water and waiting for a lobster to grab it is a hell of a lot different from setting traps from a powerboat.  The Limeys wrote these treaties to prevent aboriginal interference with their rape of the resources of the country - but to be fair, they wrote these treaties when the concept of ANY kind of resource management was never considered.

Where Canadian law fall apart is establishing the priority of Federal domain over truly idiotic treaties written by a different country with a different agenda in a different century.

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6 hours ago, cannuck said:

 but to be fair, they wrote these treaties when the concept of ANY kind of resource management was never considered.

Where Canadian law fall apart is establishing the priority of Federal domain over truly idiotic treaties written by a different country with a different agenda in a different century.

This forms the basis of a very good "letter to the editor" imo.

If you flesh that out with some cites and go into greater detail then you'll have written something that all Canadians should see.

Not a lot of people who write about native issues do it with much common sense, understanding or accuracy. There's always a political agenda and a side of guilt to go with it. 

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